In the beginning, it can be believable that VP Leni Robredo is innocent with such election frauds allegedly perpetrated by her political party. However, the point that she let her lawyer, Atty. Macalintal’s stands in the electoral protest filed against her by Bongbong Marcos dictate her every move is a manifestation that she allows herself to be used. Take it into consideration that she is also a lawyer. She cannot blame it on LP or Macalintal later on when she needs to concede to Marcos. Besides, she’s very vocal demonizing the former Senator and swears to block him by all means. Her credibility is definitely on the line.
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SC Must Not Permit Free-Riding
“With all due respect, since Robredo did not contribute any share in the expenses and supplies for the undertaking, it is unfair, unjust and inequitable that she was allowed by the PET to obtain soft copies of the decrypted images of the ballots, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents for the pilot protest,” Marcos’ motion stated. Robredo must also shoulder the expenses for the decryption process, he added.
To have copies of the documents for both parties is standard practice in the spirit of transparency and fairness, Macalintal said. The soft copies can surely help both parties to protect their rights. However, in the spirit of decency, Robredo should have paid a part of the cost.
Grave Error by the SC
“With all due respect, this Honorable Tribunal committed a grave error when it allowed Robredo to secure decrypted copies of the ballot images, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents,” Marcos said on his December 4 motion. This wrong move by the PET coincides with the suspicion. There’s apparently an LP force that delays the process in the Supreme Court. Robredo simply rides along with it. Besides, the en banc is not only one justice’s decision. The recount in February 2018 puts her credibility at risk.